Springbank 10 Year Old

Spicy, Maritime, Costal
The 10-year-old single malt whisky from the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland, has been the talk of the town in recent years and has experienced a real hype - unfortunately also in terms of price. In the meantime, the hype is slowly dying down and you can now and again get hold of a bottle at the RRP (yes, that's also high).
Springbank 10 Year Old
Springbank 10 Year Old (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
Single Malt Whisky | 10 Year Old | 46,00 % ABV. | 107,13 €/l | Springbank Distillery | produced in Scotland (Campbeltown) | Whiskybase ID 181417


The first impression is slightly alcoholic and rather simple. After a while in the glass, the flavours unfold. The usual salty, dirty earthiness of Springbank whiskies spreads out. The flavours then move towards amaretto, marzipan and almonds. A subtle layer of smoke hovers above this. If you allow more time to pass, the nose takes on a sweetish flavour. We think of blossom and forest honey, as well as butter biscuits and white tea. Now and again, there are hints of spicy oak.


We find many delicate and well-balanced flavours in the taste. Light smoke is present again. However, as in the nose, this remains more of a subtle companion. Now it starts with a pleasant fruit acidity, with lots of oak and a good portion of dried fruit. Accompanied by sea asparagus. A few sips later, aromas of banana chips, honey and almost burnt almonds dominate the flavour, which can be described as round and mild.


The malty finish is of medium length and brings sweet almonds, spicy oak and a little pepper kick.


The Spingbank 10 Year Old is certainly an exceptionally fine-tuned, impressively well-rounded single malt whisky. Thoroughly complex in all respects, combining sweet and salty flavours and with a subtle smoky note, this malt from Campbeltown is really enjoyable. But is it worth a price above €100? Certainly not.

Rating: 80/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 80 | Sascha: 80)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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